MBT353 Microbial Pathogenesis - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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MBT353 Microbial Pathogenesis

This course describes the basic concepts of bacterium-host relationships and explores virulence factors that promote colonisation and survival of infecting microorganisms and virulence attributes that damage the host. The course will also explore experimental approaches for investigating bacterium-host interrelationships, cultured cell lines and laboratory animals and their application in studying microbial pathogenicity. The course also explores challenges facing development of vaccines and discovering new antibiotics. The molecular pathogenesis of selected pathogens and the importance of normal microbiota and probiotics in health will also be discussed.

Course detail

MBT263 or LFS261
Semester of offer Subject to change
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
Student contribution band
Band 2
Tuition fee
3.2: Science, Engineering, Environmental Studies
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Course outline

MBT353 Course Outline Semester 2, 2020 (PDF 192KB)

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